Mark Akers

Mark Akers

Mark Akers

Founder/Executive Director

  •  Founder/Executive Director

Mark served as pastor and counselor before he and his wife Joani felt called to take the Gospel to the peoples of the world. They began by traveling on short-term missions trips to several countries including Africa, Brazil, Canada, China, India, Indonesia, and Mexico among others and officially founded Oasis International in 1989.

In 2006, after recovering from Dengue fever, he and his wife established a more permanent location for the ministry at 5035 Gravois Ave. in St. Louis. Their vision is to share the love of Jesus with the refugees of the city by meeting practical needs and providing the attentive compassionate shoulder. In 2013, they had the incredible privilege to serve 383 families from 26 nations.

Mark is currently Executive Director of Oasis International and greets each day with its challenges, responsibilities, concerns, and blessings with an unalterable buoyant demeanor and an unshakeable faith in his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

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